A SCHOOL has come together to raise £797 for a Kendal based charity.

The money was raised by The Queen Katherine School (QKS) pupils on their 'mufti day' where pupils were encouraged to wear yellow and blue to show their support for Ukraine.

Headteacher, Jon Hayes said: “The students choose the charities they wish to support each year and with the terrible situation in Ukraine they wanted to show their support and help in a practical way. 

"The children not only donated all the money raised by the non-uniform day but also made and sold blue and yellow ribbons to raise further funds.  Knowing that New Beginnings are a local charity that works with children in Ukraine and we are delighted to be able to support that work.”   

New Beginnings was founded in response to the despair in Ukraine of the 80s and 90.

Since 2001 New Beginnings has been fundraising to help children living in Ukraine, particularly in the capital of Kyiv.

Donations received over the years have been used to improve the facilities in a number of care centres as well as allowing us to open the doors to a brand new foster home, Genesis House.

Head of Faculty, Regional Ambassador for Religious Education Networks, Mrs K M France said: “I am so pleased that we have managed to support this wonderful charity. The Queen Katherine School has had a close relationship with 'New Beginnings' in the past and I am pleased we have been able to reconnect with their work.

"It will be great that our young people can receive regular updates and see directly where their money is going. We look forward to considering more ways in which the students can get involved with New Beginnings in the future.”